Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
The gods help them that help themselves.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Please all, and you will please none.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
Example is the best precept.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Put your shoulder to the wheel.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
Plodding wins the race.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
Appearances are often deceiving.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.